Fall & Winter Courses
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|1711||03||FYEN100||First Year Seminar (English)|
Currently a research fellow (2015-2017) at the SSU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies and an associate professor in the English Department, I joined the faculty of Salem State in the fall of 2008. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and earned my B.A. in Art History from California State University, Long Beach.
My current book project is about public truth and the contentious relationship among aesthetics, forensics and memorialization in photography from and about contemporary post-conflict regions, including Bosnia. With Adele Parker, I am also working on an edited collection that focuses on aesthetics and catastrophe in recent women's writing. Our co-edited collection Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing was published by Rodopi in 2013.
Please see my personal website for further information about my publications and other activities. http://www.stephenieayoung.com.
Comparative Twentieth Century Literatures
Problems of Memory
Experimental Testimony (especially conflict/post-conflict narratives)
Aesthetics and Violence
The Forensic Imagination
Book Chapter: "Images from the Grave: A Consideration of Taryn Simon's Work on Ex-Yugoslavia." Edited Collection by the Wiesenthal Institute, Vienna. (forthcoming winter 2016).
Book Chapter: "Performative Memory-Making and the Future of the Kestenberg Archive" in Understanding the Kestenberg Child Survivor Testimony Collection: Historical, Linguistic and Psychological Approaches. Oxford and New York: Berghahn Press. (forthcoming 2016).
Review: Margarita Saona's Memory Matters in Transitional Peru in Dissidences, Hispanic Journal of Theory and Criticism. (forthcoming winter 2015).
Review: Roberto Bolaño’s A Little Lumpen Novelita in Asymptote http://www.asymptotejournal.com/article.php?cat=Criticism&id=83&curr_index=0 (January 2015).
Edited Collection. Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013).
Book Chapters:: "Introduction" and “Transnationalism and a Post-Yugoslav Writer,” in Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. New York: Rodopi Press.(New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013)
Book Chapter: "Yugonostalgia and the Post-National Narrative." In The New Order of War. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2010).
“Forensic Topographies: Photography, Aesthetics and the Post-Yugoslav Document." World History Association Conference. Bryant University, Smithfield, Rhode Island. October 2015.
Invited Workshop Participant, "Bodies of Evidence: Forensics, Photography, and the Post-Yugoslav Document." Wiesenthal Institute, Vienna, Austria. June 2015.
Invited Participant, "Treacherous Territories: Translating Material Evidence in Post-Conflict Bosnia." Center for International Education, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. April 2015.
"A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII: Forensic Aesthetics and the Transnational Document." American Comparative Literature Association. Seattle, WA. March 2015.
Invited Lecture, "Grave Anxieties: Forensics, Visual Art, and the Urgency for Memory in Post-Conflict Zones." Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Lecture Series. Salem State University. March 2015.
"In the Shadow of Mengele’s Skull: Forensics and Memorialization in Post-Conflict Bosnia." Transnational Holocaust Memory. University of Leeds, England. January 2015.
Travel, learning classical guitar, cycling, photography.